Must we have "a shot of heresy"?

Must we have "a shot of heresy"? July 1, 2014

Consider this quote about Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

“[Bonhoeffer] had once told a student that every sermon must contain ‘a shot of heresy,’ meaning that to express the truth, we must sometimes overstate something or say something in a way that will sound heretical––though it must certainly not be heretical.”

–– Eric Metaxas, Bonhoeffer, 364.

What do you think about this quote?

Inasmuch as it has truth, what does it mean for

  • evangelism?
  • contextualization?
  • missiology in general?

 

 


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